How to make Steamed Watalappan -

Egg, jaggery and coconut milk custard.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Eggs (अंडे), jaggery

Cuisine : Sri Lankan

Course : Desserts

Steamed Watalappan

Steamed Watalappan Recipe Card


Hindi: anda
You should always stack your fridge with at least a dozen of them. Why? Handiest food to have around! Kids are hungry? Make some egg sandwiches. Guests come in, make an egg curry or egg biryani. You are hungry? Poach an egg and have it topped with stir fried veggies – perfect protein source for the body! Check the freshness – keep a raw egg in a bowl of water. Fresh eggs will stay at the bottom while stale eggs stand on end or float.

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Steamed Watalappan Recipe

  • Eggs 5

  • jaggery grated 3/4 cup

  • Coconut milk 1/4 cup

  • Nutmeg powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Cinnamon powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Clove powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Green cardamom powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Cashewnuts roughly chopped 1/4 cup

  • Ghee for greasing


Step 1

Break eggs and put into a bowl, add jaggery, coconut milk, nutmeg powder, cinnamon powder, powdered cloves and green cardamoms and half the cashewnuts and whisk well to make a smooth batter.

Step 2

Heat sufficient water in a steamer. Grease individual serving bowls with some ghee.

Step 3

Pour a ladleful of batter in each bowl, cover each bowl with aluminium foil, place them in the steamer, cover and steam for thirty five to forty minutes.

Step 4

4.Remove the aluminium foil, garnish with remaining cashewnuts and serve hot.

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